Joys & Desires – John Hollenbeck / Jazz Bigband Graz Featuring Theo Bleckmann

Release name: Joys & Desires


Label: Intuition Records

Label code: INT 3386 2

Format: CD, Album

Country: Germany

Release date: 2005

Genre: Jazz

Style: Big Band, Contemporary Jazz


1 The Bird With The Coppery, Keen Claws 6:08
2 Just Like Him 6:59
3 Abstinence 11:23
Joys & Desires
4 Jazz Envy 8:09
5 After A Dance Or Two, We Sit Down For A Pint With Gil And Tim 6:13
6 The Garden Of Love 5:04
7 Maxfield 10:13


  • Recorded At – Studio RTV Maribor, Slovenija
  • Mastered At – Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg
  • Glass Mastered at – Sony DADC – A0100619137-0101


  • Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, ClarinetRobert Friedl
  • Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, FluteHeinrich von Kalnein
  • Baritone Saxophone, Bass ClarinetMartin Harms
  • Bass, CelloHenning Sieverts
  • DesignPeter Hoffman
  • Directed By, Effects, Producer, Mastered By, Mixed By, Liner NotesHorst-Michael Schaffer*
  • Directed By, Producer, Mixed By, Liner NotesHeinrich Von Kalnein
  • Drums, Composed By, Arranged By, Co-producer [Co-Produced By], Liner NotesJohn Hollenbeck
  • Executive-ProducerAndreas Schaffer, Kai Schmidt
  • Mastered ByPhilipp Heck
  • Mixed ByJohannes Wohlleben
  • Photography By [Band Photography]Wolfgang Grossebner
  • PianoOliver Kent
  • Recorded ByDanilo Zenko*
  • Supervised By [Musical Supervision]Reinhard Micko
  • Synthesizer, KeyboardsUli Rennert
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass ClarinetKlaus Gesing
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, FluteChristian Bachner
  • TromboneHans Radinger, Reinhard Summerer, Robert Bachner, Wolfgang Messner
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornAxel Mayer, Horst-Michael Schaffer*, Jörg Engels, Karl Rossmann (2)
  • Vocals, Effects [Electronic Effects]Theo Bleckmann


“Creating this album with JBBG has enabled me to delve more deeply into the concept of a new ‘big band sound’, starting with the traditional instrumentation (augmented with cello, synth and Theo Bleckmann/voice) and completely leaving behind the traditional forms of big band composition. I have never been moved to incorporate shout choruses, sax solis, or other
traditional big band arranging techniques – my inclination has always been toward using the energy and power that are inherent in a band of 18 musicians – appreciating the force of
18 musicians playing in unison or the subtle impact of having the entire band whistling like a bird…”
John Hollenbeck


  • Barcode: 750447338623
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC A0100619137-0101 14 A0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 942C
  • Label Code: LC 08399
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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